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Sunday
May192013

‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ Tops Weekend Box Office

Zade Rosenthal/Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Spock beat Stark this weekend at the box office, as Star Trek: Into Darkness took the top spot from Iron Man 3.

The second installment of director J.J. Abrams re-booted Star Trek franchise opened on 3,868 IMAX and traditional movie screens across the country in both and 3D and 2D.

Since its opening on Thursday to Sunday the flick has brought in over $90 million, the highest of any movie in the franchise. Adams’ 2009 Star Trek had a weekend debut of $79.2 million.

In third place, The Great Gatsby continues to outperform expectations, offering moviegoers an alternative to the sci-fi and superheroics of the top two films.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

01     Star Trek: Into Darkness $70.555M
02     Iron Man 3 $35.182M
03     The Great Gatsby $23.415M
04     Pain & Gain $3.1M
05     The Croods $2.75M
06     42 $2.73M
07     Oblivion $2.22M
08     Mud $2.16M
09     Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples $2.15M
10     The Big Wedding $1.1M

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Friday
Dec282012

J.J. Abrams Makes Dying Man’s Wish Come True

Zade Rosenthal/Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Call it a Christmas miracle: After word spread on social website Reddit that a 41-year-old Trek fan with terminal cancer, named Dan, wanted to see the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness before he died, his wife reportedly received a call from director J.J. Abrams.

“J.J. Abrams just called Dan’s wife and left a message. He’s going to try to arrange a screening for Dan, either of the film or at least of the 9 minute promo reel,” Dan’s friend, Grady Hendrix, a writer and founder of the New York Asian Film Festival, posted on Reddit Thursday.

The new Trek film is not scheduled for release until May 2013.

“I’ll never say anything bad about J.J. Abrams again. Seriously. He is now beyond reproach as far as I’m concerned,” Hendrix wrote.

A rep for Abrams did not respond to ABCNews.com’s request for comment.

Dan, whose last name is unknown, has been battling cancer for several years and only has weeks to
live, according to the original post Christmas Day from his wife and another friend:

“My amazing healthy film buff husband diagnosed with leukemia (CML) at 38 had to endure 3 rounds of chemo before they found a bone marrow donor match had a Bone Marrow Transplant, which was MORE chemo, full body radiation & lots of other horrific things….then endured/survived 3 major infections + a massive GI bleed that put him in the hospital 10+ times over 3 1/2 years not to mention 100′s of doctors visits…. he is my hero; I am his caregiver – I would do anything to help him…. he is now ravaged by a new TOTALLY UNRELATED cancer, (isn’t that a f***er?) an aggressive and EXTREMELY rare vascular tumor that is crowding out his healthy liver tissue… they grew under treatment; there is nothing left to do but make him comfortable, at 41, he is jaundice & his liver is enlarged, his body has had enough, he has weeks to live…”

Dan’s wife went on to say that her husband had planned to see the extended Star Trek preview during a screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey but was hospitalized instead.

Thursday, the friend who posted the original plea for help, updated Reddit users with the good news:

“Holy cow everybody!!! I just heard from his wife that they are going to do it!! I don’t know who it what the path was to get there but thank you so much to everyone that tried to help!!!”

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Thursday
Jun302011

Star Wars, Star Trek Memorabilia To Hit Auction Block

Medioimages/Photodisc(LOS ANGELES) -- Items from Star Wars, Star Trek and other films will hit the auction block July 30 and July 31 at Premiere Props headquarters in El Segundo, California.

The memorabilia that will be up for grabs include props from the Star Wars films and Mr. Spock's Vulcan ears used in various Star Trek movies.

The auction will also feature items from The Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes, and Batman and Robin, plus memorabilia connected to Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Ringo Starr.

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